Today’s downtown DC wedding is so perfectly elegant and classic, and I love it for that. A fur cape, a perfect tux, gold accents and a grand Washington DC cathedral – if you’re looking to have a black-tie affair, you’ll want to take more than a gander at Kim and George’s nuptials. Their reception, which you’ll have to check back for later, may not have had an abundance of flowers, but Kim’s unbelievable bouquet stole the show at the ceremony, if you ask me! To start, they took their time, before the wedding, snapping a few great shots with k. thompson photography around their DC ceremony site and they encompass all that this wedding is: sophisticated with a touch of fun.


From Kim: We knew we wanted to get married at St. Matthew’s Cathedral and that really defined the rest of the style of the wedding. Majority of our guests came in from out of town and were seeing/experiencing DC for the first time at our wedding. We wanted it to be a fun, elegant, black-tie affair where people could break out the tux and formal dress that usually just sit in their closets.

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 I’m really glad we spent two hours before our ceremony taking pictures around town with our photographer. It felt like a date — admittedly, the best date ever — but it calmed my nerves and just gave us time to enjoy making memories on our wedding day.

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Music means a great deal to both of us. I love old world choral music and my family enjoys southern gospel, so we hired a choir for the ceremony and had a bit of both. We wanted our guests to not just have to suffer through our ceremony to get to the reception, we wanted our ceremony to be a solemn and spiritual event for all in attendance. The choir in the backdrop of the Cathedral accomplished that.




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The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Kim + George’s wedding:

Ceremony: St. Matthew’s Cathedral
Reception: DAR
Caterer: Design Cuisine
Wedding Planner: Engaging Affairs
Photographer: k. thompson photography
Flowers: Petal’s Edge
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts
Band: Night and Day
Dress: Priscilla of Boston

Don’t forget to visit our vendor guide for more fabulous Washington, DC area wedding professionals or our real wedding gallery for more beautiful Washington, DC area weddings!

Photo Credits: k. thompson photography

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